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How to Fix File & Folders Become Shortcuts and Recover Data

Jun. 17, 2015 10:30 am / Posted by Jerry Cook to Data Recovery Tips
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“I've recently got a virus on my flash drive and all my files in it turned to shortcuts. If you know any solutions to fix file & folders become shortcuts and recover data, please help me.”

Suddenly all files and folders in your USB drive, memory card, hard dive, etc. became shortcuts with no way to get to the contents? It's a common problem for removable drive. Don't reformat it yet. A virus or Trojan has infected your media device and turned all folders into shortcuts. Below we share some tips on how to fix file & folders become shortcuts and recover data.

Part 1: How to Fix File & Folders Become Shortcuts

Part 2: How to Recover Data in Folders That Became Shortcuts

Part 1: How to Fix File & Folders Become Shortcuts

Never attempt to format the drive right away when files and folders became shortcuts or you’ll lose all your important data. Here, we share some tips for you to solve such problem.

Check if the file folders are hidden

Remove Virus with Your Anti-malware

If your files are still short cuts. You have to use some strong anti-virus or anti-malware programs to eliminate the virus or Trojans.

Part 2: How to Recover Data in Folders That Became Shortcuts

Since all your data are becoming shortcuts and inaccessible now, you need to use some data recovery software like Any Data Recovery Pro to get your inaccessible files back. Just in 3 simple steps, you can recover your lost photos, videos, music, documents and other 550+ formats files.

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So, we have discussed how to fix file & folders become shortcuts and recover data. Hoping that out tips and solutions will save you out of issues.

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